The accordion quartet Danças Ocultas with Artur Fernandes, Filipe Cal, Filipe Ricardo and Francisco Miguel São is known with their three decades of career as one the great contemporary musical treasures of the Portuguese music scene. They played their first concert on 25th of May 1989 and are still active in their original line-up. Musically they sounded always very different to music traditionally associated with accordion and dances. But the dance was always an important part of their music although well hidden sometimes, which explains the band’s name.
With their unique line-up they achieved to play on some of the most important national and international venues including with classical orchestras and great Portuguese artists like Rodrigo Leão, Carminho, Maria João, Mário Laginha or Dead Combo to name a few.
„Dentro Desse Mar“ is probably the most ambitious album so far in their career. Due to the many collaborations in the last years they came in contact with the Brazilian cellist, composer and producer Jaques Morelenbaum and developed the idea to record in Brazil. This enabled them to invite other great Brazilian artists like Robertinho Silva, Marcelo Cota or Zelia Duncan.
The music on their new album is like a journey from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. Some pieces are very much influenced by Portugal others breathe the atmosphere or Rio de Janeiro. In between both poles there is the Atlantic that divides and connects both cities
The album war recorded in the Casa do Mato Studios in Rio de Janeiro produced by Jaques Morelenbaum who already worked with Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, Ryuichi Sakamoto or David Byrne. The song „Bailar em Silêncio“ and Carminho’s vocals on „O Teu Olhar” were recorded in Lisbon.
Die Aufnahmen entstanden in den Casa do Mato Studios in Rio de Janeiro mit Jaques Morelenbaum als Produzenten. Der gefragte Cellist, Komponist, Arrangeur und Produzent arbeitete bereits mit Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, Ryuichi Sakamoto oder David Byrne zusammen. Der Song „Bailar em Silêncio“ und der Gesang Carminhos in „O Teu Olhar“ wurden in Lissabon aufgenommen.